Andean culture

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Andean culture is a collective term used to refer to the indigenous peoples of the Andes mountains[citation needed] especially those that came under the influence of the Inca Empire[citation needed]. Cultures considered Andean include:

This term is also used to describe the Hispanic based cultures of the Andes, which through the interaction of the Spaniards with the Andean Natives formed into a distinct group of cultures incorporating both Hispanic and Indigenous cultural traits, although such a definition excludes the contribution of other human groups and ethnicities inhabiting in the Andean mountains, such as non Andean indigenous groups, African diaspora in the Americas or Asian immigrants. These cultures include: